Gastroenterology

Q&A: Patient initiative will drive fight against rising liver cancer rates




Liver cancer incidence and related mortality rates have been increasing significantly in the United States over the last 15 years, following increasing trends in obesity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and alcohol use.
According to a recent report from the CDC, liver cancer mortality increased from the ninth leading cause of cancer death in 2000 to the sixth leading cause in 2016, with rates increasing significantly for both men and women and the highest rates seen in adults aged 45 years or older.
Additionally, data presented recently at the American College of Gastroenterology 2018 meeting

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